Owen Roe 2012 Ex Umbris Syrah, Columbia Valley, $28

By on March 7, 2015

owen-roe-ex-umbris-syrah-nv-bottleIn Latin, the name of this Syrah stems is a reference of truth emerging “from the shade” or “from the dark,” and it was first released from a vintage influenced by hillside fires near Owen Roe’s vineyard sources in Washington. In 2012, David O’Reilly tapped into Horse Heaven Hills sites Destiny Ridge and Six Prong, historic Red Willow and Owne Roe’s estate Outlook Vineyard, and there’s a bit of smoked meat, dark toast and tar in the nose, along with blueberry and pomegranate notes. Dark purple fruit flavors akin to blueberry, black currant and elderberry spill out with pleasing acidity, supported by a late tug of plum-skin tannin and pinch of pepper.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 4,906 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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